Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Stampin' Up! Clearance rack update....



A second blog posting today just to urge Stampin' Up! lovers to go and check out the clearance rack. The clearance rack was updated this morning with some amazing offers at exceptional prices. Check out my Youtube video below for a quick look and then click the link below which will take you direct to the page to order... hurry while stocks last these items really do sell like hot cakes ... happy bargain hunting xx Amanda







Simple Fathers day card...





After reading some recent comments regarding the lack of Fathers day items left available in the Stampin' Up! stock after retirement items were selling fast I decided to look into my collection. I realised I had a perfect combo for making a Fathers day card. My hero and Thoughtful banners served well to create this simple yet totally awesome Fathers day card.

Combined with subtle yet male friendly colours I thing the seats work well together. I used paper from the foxy paper stack and smokey slate card stock behind that mounted on a card base of thick Whisper white card stock. Very plain very simple but does what it says on the tine. What could be easier for a quick Fathers day card. The thoughtful banners set has other male sentiments so you can change it top to a birthday card for dad or Son .There is actually a sentiment that says Fathers day I chose I love you Dad as my Alexia is still quite young so it fits better. Hope this helps you with finding answers to male themed cards.

Here is the video tutorial to go with the card sit and enjoy.... happy stamping xx Amanda


Monday, 24 April 2017

Mix it up Monday




A very happy Monday to you all. I do hope you had an amazing and restful weekend. I am a little sad today :( yes I'm bringing out the sad face , my lip is nearly on the floor . Why? because today marks the end of the school holidays and my princess has gone back to school. I really do miss her when she's not here . BUT ... hey it means lots of free time for me to create projects to hopefully inspire you.

Todays project is again a bit more than a straight forward car. I have tried to incorporate a more dimensional feel to this card. I think we can just have so much fun with our card making utilising different shapes and die cuts , some flat some popped up. I just loved creating this card.

I used a mixture of  writing notes stamp, old dies now sadly retiring and one amazing new stamp set . So I used Love note framelits to create the mini envelopes, Project life Paperclips thinlits ...and the superb and brand new Crafting forever stamp set. The new set isn't due out until June but I was just eager to use it and give you a tiny sneak peek. I think mixing old and new stamp sets and dies is the way to go. Just because something is retiring doesn't mean we shouldn't use it . I love how these all go well together to create a common theme of letter writing.

if you like you can sit and watch the Youtube tutorial on this project by clicking the link below. Anything you see you would like click the shop button to the far right ... Happy stamping hugs x Amanda


Sunday, 23 April 2017

Sunday card sketch challenge..



Sunday my favourite time of the week , easy relaxed family day and the day I get to showcase the fantastic work done by members of Scrimpys Stampin Forum. Each week we set a sketch card for ladies to follow and each week many members take time and effort to enter. Their work always varies and is a great source of inspiration. I do hope you enjoy browsing the ladies work .Feel free to leave them comments of encouragement ..happy stamping x Amanda.


This is the sketch choose by Stacey Donaldson for ladies to follow.


Stunning creation by Sharon Coles.


Beautiful entry by Carmel June Smith.


This beautiful card was created by Debbie harper.


Cute card created by Claudia Cladden Scucchia.


Card created by the lovely Cristina Anca.


Another colourful creation by Elaine Spencer.


Very pretty card created by Elaine Briggs.



Stunning interpretation of the sketch by Barbara Tindle.


Lovely Ballon card by Eli Mendes.


Stunning vintage feel by Valerie Litten.


Stunning card by our lovely karen McClure.


Beautiful card by Carol Ann.


Pretty in pinks by Carol Bradshaw.


Beautiful you creation by the lovely Stacey Donaldson.





Thank you for following xxxx